Automatic and Beautiful
So here we have another amazing beauty from the Magic Wagon team. It is an electronic marvel and the magician can tell which picture is placed in the box, even if they are out of the room, and they never need to touch or see the box.
The box looks great and clean and so do the pictures – which can be exchanged for different pictures of the performers choosing. It all works by remote control of course. The receiver has both visual and vibration mode and works every time without fail.
I really only have one problem with this chest – the five pictures do not all fit in the box at once. That would have made a lot more sense, you turn up with the chest remove the five pictures, and then they put one back inside and you determine which one.
But that issue aside if you want amazingly easy to perform miracles that look beautiful then The Sorcerer’s Chest will find a wonderful place in your heart and home.
Source: Sorcerer’s Chest II, The
Another Unique Beauty from Magic Wagon
Good to see the Magic Wagon guys are continuing to produce small runs of amazing items. This beautiful piece is no exception. It really is hard to fault Magic Wagon items for their beauty and quality finish.
This is a simple effect where the audience puts the Obelisk into the box with any side facing up, whilst the magician is turned away. The magician then places it into the bag after showing his hands empty. Despite the apparent fairness the magician can reveal which season is face-up.
The method of detection takes a little bit of practice and is nothing amazing in itself, but it gets the job done and if you actually perform this sort of collectible magic then you will be fine. The issue I have with it is that you have to take the box back to place it in the bag, if you were really being fair they would place the box inside the bag and then hand you the bag. If I was to perform this I’d spend a little longer with the props and quickly realize that you could easily get them to place the box inside the bag and only then give you the bag, and still be able to determine the season. In many ways once the box is inside the bag the heat is off of you because it now seems impossible to get a glimpse or anything else. I think anyone who has purchased this prop and hasn’t just placed it neatly in their collection could quickly see how it is possible and easier to do this way.
Clearly these props are not normal everyday items and for many that is a deal breaker. But if you collect fine quality magic you need look no further than the Magic Wagon and their latest effects.
Source: Four Seasons Obelisk
Classic Clever Warner!
So Alan has two new releases for 2013 and they are both beauties. This one is a mental item with some lovely colored plaques of fruit.
The spectator can choose any of five pieces of fruit, with no force and each time the magician reveals that he had predicted in advance their choice. Yes this is a multiple-out effect, but unlike other similar effects this offers a free choice of five items, not three or four, and the revelations are much less convoluted than some I’ve seen in the past.
When I first opened this I thought great colorful props, but nothing too surprising here. Then I read on and I thought ah very clever! You really can give them the choice of any of the five fruits with no counting from left or right ruses. I think you will be very happy with this well priced mental effect .
This reminds me Alan Warner has many amazing effects available directly from him and most of his prices are still great value for great magic and craftsmanship you are getting. So check out some of his older items too on his first site here.